Postdoctoral Associate in Experimental Stroke Research

Duke Anesthesiology
Job Description: 

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. The on-going projects in the lab use murine models of ischemic stroke and cardiac arrest. We apply a wide spectrum of approaches, including molecular and immunologic methods, functional imaging, genetically modified mouse models, and behavioral tests. The main research project for this position is to understand the role of neuronal activity in functional recovery after ischemic stroke using a chemogenetic approach.


 Self-motivated individuals – who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree – are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates should be interested in using rodent disease models to study mechanisms and develop potential therapeutics, and have a background in molecular biology and neuroscience. Prior experience in mouse behavioral testing and stroke models (eg, MCAO) is highly desirable. The applicants must be creative and capable of working independently as well as part of a team, and will be expected to work on several projects in parallel, develop novel ideas in line with the lab projects, analyze data, write manuscripts, and also assist in data collection for manuscripts and grant applications. It is expected that the candidates can follow instructions from the PI and be responsive to research plans in a timely fashion. Moreover, the candidates must have a strong commitment to research and scientific ethics. The successful candidates will work in a collaborative and dynamic environment with outstanding resources to promote innovative research.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should send cover letter, CV, and contact information of 2 references to Dr. Wei Yang (

Contact Name: 
Wei Yang
Contact Email:
Deadline to Apply: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023